First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dowie

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Alt. Meaning

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dowie

Iain Dowie is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., Cheshunt F.C., St Albans City F.C., Hendon F.C., Luton Town F.C., Fulham F.C., West Ham United F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., and Northern Ireland national football team. Iain was born on January 9th, 1965 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.


John was born on May 25th, 1847 in Edinburgh. He breathed his last breath on March 9th, 1907.


Natasha Dowie is a soccer player for the Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C., Watford L.F.C., Fulham L.F.C., Charlton Athletic L.F.C., Everton L.F.C., London Bees, Liverpool L.F.C., Melbourne Victory FC (W-League), England women's national under-19 football team, and England women's national under-23 foo. Natasha was born on June 30th, 1988 in Abu Dhabi.


Freda was born on July 22nd, 1928 in Carlisle, Cumbria.


Claire was born in 20 in Birmingham.


Sarah was born in 1975.


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Popularity of Dowie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dowie U.S.
  White 83.96% 64.26%
  African American 13.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dowie

People with the last name Dowie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dowie

  • How Popular is the name Dowie? As a last name Dowie was the 62,903rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Dowie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dowie is Saturday, September 12th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Dowie? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dowie. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Dowie: Your name in reverse order is Eiwod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Weiod. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dowie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 318 people with the last name Dowie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dowie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dowie as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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